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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition sails and rows up the Missouri River to a landing below St. Charles, Missouri. The keelboat, heavily loaded in its front, grounds on submerged logs three times. Provisions stored on its deck become wet from the rain.

From the journals...

Rainey mornig    fair wind the Later part of the day    Sailed som and encamped on the N. side

Charles Floyd

Keelboat

Stern end of a keelboat

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.